Consider Cognitive Behavior Therapy for the Treatment of Anxiety

If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, you certainly aren’t alone. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States affecting over 18% of the population ages 18 and over. While they are highly treatable, only about one-third of those who suffer from anxiety disorders actually receive treatment.

Medication for anxiety may be an appropriate and effective treatment for many patients, but it is not the only effective option for treatment. Cognitive Behavior Therapy, or CBT, is considered just as effective as medication for certain types of anxiety disorders, and has the most empirical evidence to support its effectiveness than any other psychotherapy. CBT addresses the factors that are maintaining your anxiety and helps you to modify your thoughts and behaviors. Therapy for anxiety can help you better understand how anxiety has impacted your life, how to observe and modify your thoughts, and increase your ability to tolerate anxiety so that you can take action in your life based upon your personal values and goals.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy, or CBT, is an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic attacks and panic disorder, specific phobias, and overall life stress. By using CBT and mindfulness/acceptance-based approaches, our psychologists will work individually with you to develop the skills and a personalized plan to overcome your anxiety problem. Anxiety and worry often lead people to avoid doing things which would help them. You will learn how to notice, modify, and relate differently to anxiety-provoking thoughts and physical sensations, and thereby be able to engage more meaningfully in your life.

If you are suffering with anxiety, panic, or worry, know that there are effective treatments to help you. We specialize in the most researched therapy for anxiety, depression, and related disorders. For more information about cognitive behavior therapy or to find out how we can help you, please get in touch with us today.